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Death by Selfie

Death by Selfie

In 2015, stories about famed Australian “Instagram star” Essena O’Neill, went viral. Ms. O’Neill had achieved what many teenage girls would regard as social media world dominance by posting provocative images of herself online. Almost overnight, she became an Internet sensation with over half a million Instagram followers and more than 250,000 YouTube subscribers. Her […]

By Scott Sauls on August 02, 2017

Jesus Welcomed Real Sinners. Do We?

Jesus Welcomed Real Sinners. Do We?

In a very real sense, the work of Jesus is complete. When it comes to our standing as beloved, forgiven, delighted-in sons and daughters of God, “It is finished,” just as he said. His sinless life secured for us a new and irrevocable status—holy and blameless in God’s sight. His death fulfilled the requirements of […]

By Scott Sauls on June 21, 2016

Thoughts on the Rise and Fall of Pastors

Thoughts on the Rise and Fall of Pastors

His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful. But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God. (2 Chronicles 26:15-16) In the past year, five of my friends who are pastors have lost their ministries because of moral failure. Five. […]

By Scott Sauls on June 07, 2016

Jesus’ Answer to Holiday Loneliness and Cynicism

Jesus’ Answer to Holiday Loneliness and Cynicism

While being “the most wonderful time of the year” for some, the holidays tend to be a lonely, alienating and isolating time for others. Loneliness, alienation, and isolation often come from struggles related to the nuclear family. As I wrote about last week, many of us have at least one “Cousin Eddie” situation that confronts […]

By Scott Sauls on December 14, 2015